Published Aug 12, 2005
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The required score for Charity is now 150
when did you hear that because i took the pax in december and it was still minimum 100
I want to be a nurse
:o PLEASE tell me you are joking!!!
If that is the case, I will probably never get in. :uhoh21:
But like prenursestu said; In the information booklet that I got in December, it said the score was 100. Now, to be competitive, I don't really know what a good score is (the higher the better obviously).
Just some additional info:
For NSU, they told me, in order to be competitive, you need a 130 or better.
I don't know what the pax pre req is now- but I do know that there is now an overwhelming amount of students applying.... and only so many spots available...In addition, there is a teacher shortage since the hurricane. They have had ads in the paper every week. They appear to have enough teachers for basics- but there is a serious shortage for 3rd level. And if those 2nd year students can't be taken care of- that then pushes everyone else behind... And yes, they already had that conversation with everyone this semester. Also know, that they do expect (and as history repeats itself) a great deal of failures in each level. So as a newbie.... or just anyone moving to the next level... you really don't know how many spots are available until the after the final.... (and registration has already taken place 2 weeks ago).
Also know that there is priority to registration.....I'm not sure of the exact order but something like: good standing students, people in goodstanding that did not get a spot on the first try at registration, then I think repeats, drops, and then newbies.
I remember that if you do not show up for any day of the orientation week (and they do check you in) they will drop you so fast....and give your spot to the "next in line" so it would not be unusual to get a call from them in the same week that school starts- not frequent- but it does happen. This is why it is so important to make sure you have your "ducks in a row" and be prepared @ shots, paperwork, etc...
Anyhow, good luck to all of you
I am taking the test on April 28th, in a couple days actually?!?! They have one every month looks like. If you go to the nursing school up to admission they have a list of test dates and deadlines to register. But there are ample before the August 31st deadline to apply but I decided to take it earlier in case I didn't do too well.
nolanurse you have just my already bad nerves worse because what u have just said i was thinking and it is making me nervous. i want to know that if you dont get in can you reapply at a later date?
You don't need to re-apply. You are placed in the order of priority. The application process takes 1 year from the time that you apply. In order to be considered you must have your Pax scores on file at Charity. It is not good enough to take the test by a certain date- what matters is that your test scores are in your file when they go to committee to make the decisions. If your file is missing any applicant info- it is automatically pushed to the bottom of the stack and will not be considered. So always double check that they have your stuff ( and they are known for misplacing paperwork)
The Charity bulletin that you get in the mail. (see web site) indicates the process of selection.... it goes by grades, the amount of d's and f's that you have/had, also what amount of pre-reqs that you have completed, pax score, etc...... don't forget about students that dropped from basics already- or those that failed- they have priority over you... I believe that in my basics class that there was a max total of 250 students.
Then those students that are selected still have to pass a background check, get/have medical insurance- and nursing medical insurance.... Not everyone can met these requirements for whatever reason...
Everyone is always nervous about getting in- but I'm sure that you will do just fine. Did they really raise the pax to 150? I have not heard anything about this at Charity. Quite frankly, I don't even think that I know of anyone that has eveer made over 150- alothough I guess that there are a few out there-- but if this were the case, I would think that it would be a really absurb low number that did..
good luck... and do't forget that you can always call administration and get clear answers to any of your questions instead of wondering and stressing...
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